Bona Vita Architecture plans grand opening of new downtown HQ

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Bona Vita Architecture is set to live the good life in downtown Fort Wayne. The growing firm will celebrate the opening of its new downtown headquarters, located at 110 W. Main St., on Wednesday, April 17. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will kick off the day’s festivities at 10:30 a.m.

The expanded space gives Bona Vita room to more than double its current staff size, potentially adding about 15 new jobs in the next 10 years. The company invested more than $100,000 in renovating the building.

Bona Vita president and co-founder Tom Salzer said the downtown location will help the company recruit and retain talented workers.

“This new location will not only facilitate fantastic visibility for our company, but will also allow us to double our workforce in an area conducive to attracting amazing young talent,” Salzer said. “We thank Salin Bank, BND, and the City of Fort Wayne for all of their help.”

Founded in 2014, Bona Vita has played a hands-on role in northern Indiana’s recent resurgence, designing projects including the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA in Fort Wayne, the Kokomo Family YMCA, several new Goshen Health facilities, and the Logansport Hospital Cancer Center.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony is open to invited guests and members of the media. Bona Vita will also host an open house for the public on Thursday, June 27, from 2:30–5:30 p.m.

About Bona Vita Architecture

Bona Vita Architecture is a passionate and experienced team of architects and designers who create places and spaces that make people smarter, happier, and healthier. Bona Vita is intensely focused on making unique, environmentally-responsible, and human-driven design part of everyday life. We want architecture to help people live better lives, and that’s why we’ve chosen the name Bona Vita–it’s Latin for “the Good Life.” Learn more at

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